Grendel's Wrath "The monster relished his savage warOn the Danes, keeping the bloody feudAlive, seeking no peace, offeringNo truce, accepting no settlement, no priceIn gold or land, and paying the livingFor one crime only with another"
Hrothgar as King "Hrothgar, their lord, sat joyless In Herot, a mighty prince mourning The fate of his lost friends and companions"
Beowulf Comes to Help "the strongest of the Geats—greater And stronger than anyone anywhere in this world— Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror And quickly commanded a boat fitted out"
Battle with Grendel "horrible shrieks of pain And defeat, the tears torn out of Grendel's Taut throat, hell's captive caught in the arms Of him who of all the men on earth Was the strongest"
Battle with Grendel's Mother "savage, now, angry And desperate, lifted it high over his head And struck with all the strength he had left, Caught her in the neck and cut it through, Broke bones and all"
Beowulf 's a Hero "the Geats' brave prince entered Herot, covered with glory for the daring Battles he had fought; he sought Hrothgar To salute him and show Grendel's head"